Droughts are painful. Droughts can bring death. Nobody likes those times when finances are short, attendance is down and trials outnumber blessings. We can whine, complain, blame God and even quit ministry.
During the times of drought, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind: Droughts DON’T and CAN’T last forever. Just pray for the end of the drought and hang on.
Joseph oversaw seven years of grain distribution in Egypt during a drought. Those seven years came to an end. Elijah prayed for three-and-a-half years of drought. They came to an end. The early church’s persecution came to an end.
The devil tries to get you to quit in a season of drought. He reminds of a time when your wallet was flush with cash, when you weren’t doing ministry. He wants to get you to sell out on the Almighty God in search of the Almighty Dollar. Don’t quit. Hang on until the end of the drought. Rain will come. God will prosper you again.
Everyone will face hardship/pain/difficulty/testings-God allows this so that we will call out to Him in prayer and desperation which brings on greater devotion. He wants us too praise and worship Him all the time and when we do so in the bad times we’ll remember too help others when they are down. We’ll be more appreciative for the good times as the drought ends. More than anything we will be more thankful too a good God who allows the bad for our good.